Bradford Taxi Driver Jailed For Killings

24 February 2012, 18:35 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

40 year old Sabir Hussain has been jailed for 10 years for the manslaughter of two Afghan tradesmen whose bodies were dumped in Tong last year.

The court heard 35 year old Afghan electrician Ahmedin Sayed Khyel and his friend, labourer, Imran Khan were killed by at least three men including the ringleader, taxi driver Muhammed Zubair. He has never been captured as he fled to Pakistan. 

Mr Khyel had been having an affair with Zubair's wife Kainaat Bibi.

The two victims were found dead with terrible head injuries in a lane near Tong village but the the killings took place at Zubair's home in Heath Terrace, Barkerend, Bradford.

Father-of-three Hussain told police that his friend Zubair attacked the two men with a hammer and, at one point, got the weapon stuck in Mr Khan's skull.

The jury was told ``The ferocity of the violence inflicted on the victims was such that the blood stains projected around the wall and on the ceilings of the room''.

Speaking after the sentencing hearing, Detective Superintendent Dick Nuttall, of West Yorkshire police, said: ``This was a brutal killing of two men who were lured to a house and subject to a sustained assault receiving fatal head injuries.

``Their bodies were then callously dumped in a country lane.

``Today's sentences reflect the part played by those individuals involved in the deaths or assisting an outstanding suspect to flee the country.''